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Lippi says China’s World Cup dream still alive

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Beijing (AFP) Marcello Lippi said China's hopes of reaching the next World Cup aren't dead and buried yet after they were unlucky not to snatch all the points in his first game in charge.

China drew 0-0 with Qatar to remain bottom of Group A but Lippi took heart from a bright performance when the hosts twice hit the woodwork in Kunming.

Lippi says China’s World Cup dream still alive

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Beijing (AFP) Marcello Lippi said China's hopes of reaching the next World Cup aren't dead and buried yet after they were unlucky not to snatch all the points in his first game in charge.

China drew 0-0 with Qatar to remain bottom of Group A but Lippi took heart from a bright performance when the hosts twice hit the woodwork in Kunming.

Lippi down to business as China host Qatar

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Beijing (AFP) Marcello Lippi said China need to shed their "underdog" mentality as he faces a tough first game in charge a World Cup qualifier against Qatar which neither team dare lose.

While Lippi, who coached Italy to win the 2006 World Cup, admits rock-bottom China need a "miracle" if they are to reach Russia 2018, he said top priority was restoring their swagger.

Lippi down to business as China host Qatar

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Beijing (AFP) Marcello Lippi said China need to shed their "underdog" mentality as he faces a tough first game in charge a World Cup qualifier against Qatar which neither team dare lose.

While Lippi, who coached Italy to win the 2006 World Cup, admits rock-bottom China need a "miracle" if they are to reach Russia 2018, he said top priority was restoring their swagger.

China’s World Cup chances ‘worrying’ – Lippi

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Beijing (AFP) China's chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia are "not impossible but definitely worrying", new Italian coach Marcello Lippi said Friday.

The 68-year-old who led his own country to victory in the 2006 mondial was named the national team's new boss by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) over the weekend.

China’s World Cup chances ‘worrying’ – Lippi

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Beijing (AFP) China's chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia are "not impossible but definitely worrying", new Italian coach Marcello Lippi said Friday.

The 68-year-old who led his own country to victory in the 2006 mondial was named the national team's new boss by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) over the weekend.

‘China’s Real Madrid’ set sights on global market

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Beijing (AFP) Six league titles in a row and two Asian trophies along the way could be just the start for China's Guangzhou Evergrande, who have drawn comparisons with Real Madrid and Manchester United and are eyeing global recognition.

The team from the southern metropolis of Guangzhou have risen from obscurity and corruption to break new ground for Asian football, becoming China's first AFC Champions League winners in 2013.

‘China’s Real Madrid’ set sights on global market

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Beijing (AFP) Six league titles in a row and two Asian trophies along the way could be just the start for China's Guangzhou Evergrande, who have drawn comparisons with Real Madrid and Manchester United and are eyeing global recognition.

The team from the southern metropolis of Guangzhou have risen from obscurity and corruption to break new ground for Asian football, becoming China's first AFC Champions League winners in 2013.

Lippi ‘to net millions’ as China football coach

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Beijing (AFP) Marcello Lippi will earn almost $5 million a year as China coach but will pocket far more through a tie-in with a football academy, state media said Sunday.

The 68-year-old Italian was named boss of the national team by the Chinese Football Association on Saturday and has the tricky goal of steering the Asian giant to qualify for the 2018 World Cup a near impossible feat given recent losses to Uzbekistan and war-torn Syria.

Lippi ‘to net millions’ as China football coach

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Beijing (AFP) Marcello Lippi will earn almost $5 million a year as China coach but will pocket far more through a tie-in with a football academy, state media said Sunday.

The 68-year-old Italian was named boss of the national team by the Chinese Football Association on Saturday and has the tricky goal of steering the Asian giant to qualify for the 2018 World Cup a near impossible feat given recent losses to Uzbekistan and war-torn Syria.

Football: Ambitious China appoint Lippi

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Beijing (AFP) World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi was named China's new boss on Saturday at a time when the country's ambitions to become a footballing powerhouse have rarely looked more remote.

The appointment of the Italian one of the world's most decorated football coaches comes with China all but out of contention for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following embarrassing qualification losses to Syria and Uzbekistan.

Football: Ambitious China appoint Lippi

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Beijing (AFP) World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi was named China's new boss on Saturday at a time when the country's ambitions to become a footballing powerhouse have rarely looked more remote.

The appointment of the Italian one of the world's most decorated football coaches comes with China all but out of contention for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following embarrassing qualification losses to Syria and Uzbekistan.

Marcello Lippi – one of the world’s great coaches

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Milan (AFP) Italians with selective memories might remember Marcello Lippi as the coach who quit moments after the Azzurri's first-round elimination, as defending champions, from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

But for connoisseurs of the beautiful game the dapper 68-year-old is the wily tactician who, in 2006, ended Italy's 24-year wait to be crowned world champions again.

Marcello Lippi – one of the world’s great coaches

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Milan (AFP) Italians with selective memories might remember Marcello Lippi as the coach who quit moments after the Azzurri's first-round elimination, as defending champions, from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

But for connoisseurs of the beautiful game the dapper 68-year-old is the wily tactician who, in 2006, ended Italy's 24-year wait to be crowned world champions again.

China names Marcello Lippi for national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Marcello Lippi as national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Marcello Lippi as national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Lippi for national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Lippi for national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

Marcello Lippi set for historic deal with Guangzhou

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Milan (AFP) Italy's Marcello Lippi could return to Chinese top flight side Guangzhou Evergrande on a three-year, 60 million euro ($67.6m) deal which would make him the world's highest-paid coach, reports said Thursday.

Former Italy and Juventus coach Lippi steered the Chinese giants to three consecutive Super League titles between 2012 and 2014.

Marcello Lippi set for historic deal with Guangzhou

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Milan (AFP) Italy's Marcello Lippi could return to Chinese top flight side Guangzhou Evergrande on a three-year, 60 million euro ($67.6m) deal which would make him the world's highest-paid coach, reports said Thursday.

Former Italy and Juventus coach Lippi steered the Chinese giants to three consecutive Super League titles between 2012 and 2014.

Club World Cup

Mid-Day Ticker: Lippi hints at retirement; More signs of potential Casillas exit; and more

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By DAN KARELL

After guiding Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande an Asian Cup title and a berth in this year's Club World Cup, head coach Marcello Lippi has hinted that it might be time for him to step back from the world of soccer management.

In an interview given to Italian paper La Repubblica in Rome, the former World Cup winner Lippi admitted that he plans to see out his contract with Guangzhou and it could be his last head coaching job.

Historias de un Mundial de Clubes: Marcello Lippi dirige al Guangzhou Evergrande

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El campeón de Asia, Guangzhou Evergrande, fundado en 1954, ya partió rumbo a Marruecos donde el 14 de diciembre enfrentarán al experimentado campeón egipcio, Al Ahly, en punto de las 10 AM tiempo de México.

Este club en 2010 se vio involucrado en arreglo de partidos y fue castigado al ser relegado a la Segunda División de su país.

AFC Champions League

Qatari side Lekhwiya hit crossbar three times in three seconds during AFC Champions League match

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Lekhwiya SC hosted Guangzhou Evergrande in the second leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday evening, hoping to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first match against Marcello Lippi's Chinese Super League champions.

Sadly, it wasn't to be for the Qatari outfit. They fell two goals down after sixteen minutes, and their dreadful luck was summed up midway through the first half when they managed to hit the crossbar three times in the space of three seconds.

Asia: Saudi clubs impose themselves on Champions League

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Saudi Arabian football will be well represented in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League. Following this week's Round of 16 matches three sides from Saudi Arabia made it through to the last eight with another five teams, all hailing from different nations, Â to join them in the business end of the tournament.

China: Lippi takes over Ghangzhou Evergrande

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Chinese club Ghangzhou Evergrande have made a statement of intent for the year ahead by appointing former FIFA World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi to take charge of the team.

Lippi takes over a club who are in fine health having won their maiden Chinese Super League last season and leading ten games into the current campaign with 22 out of 30 points (seven wins, one draw, two defeats), one more than nearest challengers Ghangzhou R&F.

Juventus

Antonio Conte Wins Panchina d’Oro

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Juventus' Antonio Conte has won the Panchina d'Oro award as Serie A's best Coach for 2011-12.

Conte was voted the Golden Bench prize on Monday by his fellow managers after leading an unbeaten Juventus side, who had finished seventh in Serie A before his arrival, to the Scudetto. He is the first Juventus coach to win the award since Marcello Lippi (1995/1996)

"I'm emotional," the former midfielder stated at the ceremony at Coverciano.

Caro Conte, ricordi il 1994?

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18 dicembre 1994, stadio Delle Alpi di Torino. Mancano pochi giorni a Natale e la Juventus di Marcello Lippi è seconda in classifica dietro il Parma ad un solo punto, ma con una gara da recuperare. I bianconeri erano in vantaggio per 1 a 0 grazie ad una rete di penna bianca Ravanelli ed il Genoa era rimasto in dieci nell’ultimo quarto d’ora per l’espulsione di Bortolazzi.

Caro Conte, ricordi il 1994?

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18 dicembre 1994, stadio Delle Alpi di Torino. Mancano pochi giorni a Natale e la Juventus di Marcello Lippi è seconda in classifica dietro il Parma ad un solo punto, ma con una gara da recuperare. I bianconeri erano in vantaggio per 1 a 0 grazie ad una rete di penna bianca Ravanelli ed il Genoa era rimasto in dieci nell’ultimo quarto d’ora per l’espulsione di Bortolazzi.

Los entrenadores de Futbol mejores pagados en el mundo

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Clasificación de los 30 entrenadores mejor pagados del mundo:

1. Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid 15.3)
2. Carlo Ancelotti (PSG 13.5)
3. Marcello Lippi (Guangzhou Evergrande 10)
4. Alex Ferguson (Manchester United 9.4)
5. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal 9.3)
6. Guus Hiddink (Anzhi 8.

Euro 2012: Laying Odds for the Azzurri’s Success

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Even more than a Real Madrid-Barcelona Champions League final, EURO 2012 is what every European and football enthusiast is waiting for in the coming months. We are now exactly 10 weeks away from this Summer's 2nd-greatest sporting event (for all the love I have for soccer, even I have to admit that the Olympics come before the Euros) and on paper, Italy's path to qualification has been nothing short of excellent.

Euro 2012: Laying Odds for the Azzurri’s Success

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Even more than a Real Madrid-Barcelona Champions League final, EURO 2012 is what every European and football enthusiast is waiting for in the coming months. We are now exactly 10 weeks away from this Summer's 2nd-greatest sporting event (for all the love I have for soccer, even I have to admit that the Olympics come before the Euros) and on paper, Italy's path to qualification has been nothing short of excellent.

Roberto Mancini

The World’s Best Paid Coaches

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Before checking the list, a best guess said either Carlo Ancelotti or Roberto Mancini would feature at the top. The former wasn't so far off, sitting handsomely in second place to do little more than put Zlatan Ibrahimovic on autopilot, but the latter? Is there anyone at City making less than him?

Russian FA Publish List Of Managerial Targets, Harry Redknapp And Rafa Benitez In The Frame

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By Alan Duffy

Russian readers, Harry Redknapp could be coming to a TV near you, rolling down the window of his car in a Moscow street for a cheeky interview.

The Russian Football Federation are searching for a new national team boss to replace the departed Dick Advocaat, and have even published a list of candidates on their website, with former Spurs boss Redknapp one of the targets.

Euro 2012

Mid-Day Ticker: Mourinho ban lifted, Terry pleads innocence and more

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Jose Mourinho and Tito Vilanova will be going head-to-head in the Spanish Supercopa after all.

The Spanish soccer federation lifted the bans for both coaches almost a year after their actions in an altercation during last year's Supercopa between Real Madrid and Barcelona during which Mourinho gouged Vilanova's eye only to have the then-Barcelona assistant retaliate with a slap to Mourinho's face.

Il problema più grande dell’Italia di Prandelli? Il peso del passato

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Marcello Lippi, allenatore di due campagne mondiali italiane, una iridata in Germania, nel 2006, ed una fallimentare in Sudafrica nel 2010, ha fatto sapere che anche nei giorni che precedevano l'avventura mondiale del 2006, il clima era pieno di sospetti sul calcio italiano che si era svegliato, in quei giorni, sotto le macerie di Calciopoli.

Euro 2012: Italy up against it again

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*The last time Italy entered a tournament in crisis was in 2006 at the height of the Calciopoli scandal, when the dark side of that nation's football showed its face in daylight again. Gli Azzurri went to the World Cup under a cloud but came home with the trophy.

1980 saw another match-fixing expose, Totonero, blacken the name of calcio.

Euro 2012 alternative team guide: Italy

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OTP gives you the lowdown on all the Euro 2012 teams. 10 word description: In transition right now but always in with a shout. Coach: Cesare Prandelli The slick 54-year-old impressed in a five-year stint at former club Fiorentina before taking over from Marcello Lippi in 2010. He's just been handed a new contract, so [.

The Rest

By Hiring Tim Sherwood As Tottenham Manager, Daniel Levy Takes Easy Way Out

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The appointment of Tim Sherwood as manager of Tottenham Hotspur could be the direct result of bigger names that chairman Daniel Levy fancied turning down the vacant manager's post. Following last Monday's sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, several big names were linked with the Spurs job. Midweek elimination at White Hart Lane from the League Cup at the hands of relegation threatened West Ham United very easily could have ended Sherwood's chances for a permanent appointment.

Giovanni Moreno debuta en las redes chinas

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31.07.2012 - El Shanghai Shenhua dirigido por Sergio Batista carretea sin levantar vuelo en China. Con 6 puntos cosechados de los últimos 15 en juego se mantiene a 3 puntos de puestos de descenso y esta vez, por la 19º jornada de la Super Liga, rescató un empate en su visita al puntero Guangzhou Evergrande (de Darío Conca, Lucas Barrios y Marcelo Lippi) remontando (2 veces) el resultado.